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uncertainty -- could america today be rome before the fall? historians tell us that the romans like civilians before and after collapsed under the weight of debt and partisan bickering and the overextended military and plain ole fiscal irresponsibility and sound familiar? today the u.s. has record debt, $16 trillion and fuelled in part by stimulus spending and tax breaks for everyone and expensive wars abroad and whose fault is that? >> the president's policies have not gotten america working again. >> our goal was to turn it around. >> and the president has to stand up to take responsibility for it. >> we inherited the worst economic and financial crisis since the great depression. >> reporter: but what matters more is how we fix it. it is time to rebuild rome and here how we do it. first, do everything possible to put americans back to work, because nothing is more important to the recovery than reyating job, and revamp the workforce which means to revamp the schools and colleges to turn out workers who can compete in the labor force of tomorrow. and reduce the long-term debt and deficit an
. and miguel marquez joins us from denver. he's been traveling all over the u.s. talking to voters. he was just in my home state of iowa. economy the most important issue for americans. 48% registered voters put the economy at the top. budget, health care, education, all of them up there. what are you hearing from the undecided voters? what is going to make them make up their mind? >> well, let's be fair. they're a small piece of the pie. if you're in florida or virginia or ohio, states that are not decided, you could actually decide this election. and what these undecided voters seem to want is specifics. they don't want the promises they have been through the last four years. they're prepared to do the hard math. they want to see the actual equation. they don't want to hear 12 million jobs in four years, they want to hear exactly how you create 12 million jobs in four years. they don't want to hear tax cuts or 1 million more manufacturing jobs, they want to know specifically how you're going to do it. from mitt romney, they want to see the math, and from barack obama they want to see, hey, yo
correspondent candy crowley will tell us why washington can't find a middle ground. both president obama and governor romney promised better days ahead, but when will this economy finally start working again for the middle class? the middle class is stuck in the middle. ♪ here i am stuck in the middle with you ♪ >> the classic song was from 1973, but today's middle class is stuck as two political parties run away from the center. what the middle class needs is a deal. >> let's make a deal! >> to grow jobs and to fix the fiscal cliff. senators are talking about starting to talk. how close are they? those of you in the middle are stuck between a near-term fiscal cliff calamity and a long-term debt disaster. one means a recession and lost jobs. ignoring the other means slower growth and lost jobs. it will take real statesmanship, washington, to tackle both at the same time. meantime, it's the jobs right in the middle that disappear, and majority of jobs created make just 13 bucks an hour or less. you're stuck in the middle of closing arguments of an election year, but the two words that
today. i'll see you back here at the top of the hour. >> it's been a pleasure to have you with us. "your bottom line" starts right now. >>> thank you. see you at the top of the hour. good morning, everyone. i'm christine romans. are you better off today than you were four years ago? i'm going to show you three charts that make the case to elect president obama, and three charts that show it's time to now change to gorom any. guess what? one of them is the very same chart. first, the case for obama. household net worth. after being decimated during the depths of the recession it's coming back. it's coming back. net worth is up 22% since the 2009 low. next housing, home building is at a four-year high. up almost 34% since november 2008. home building sustains construction jobs. it moves money throughout the economy, truck sales, home improvement stores, appliances, the works. add in rising home prices, falling foreclosures and it looks like the housing recovery is real. jobs, unemployment rate 17.8% after being stuck above 8% for nearly four years. the number of jobless americans is the lo
. the question is wrong. are you better off that are four years ago. i don't like the question. conservatives use it to indict president obama and i don't like it when others use it to defend him, picking two different points in time. the truth is are we in a recovery, hope so. recovered from every recession we've had since the great depression. the question is is it as good as it should have been? hard to prove otherwise. that's the right question. is it as rapid and as healthy as it should have been? >> is it the president's fault it isn't more rapid? conservatives bring yes. i want to bring a sound bite here from ken robath who i asked him this week. look, we keep hearing that you should vote for mitt romney because the president made the recovery worse, and this is what ken robath said. >> we look backwards, no, i think romney's advisers have been wrong to say that this is all his fault, that it would have been much better if he had done something else. when you have a deep financial crisis, you look at u.s. history, you look at other countries, it's very hard to come roaring back. >> the wor
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